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veil

 [vāl]
a covering structure; see also velamen and velum.
1. caul.
2. slight huskiness of the voice.

ve·lum

, pl.

ve·la

(vē'lŭm, -lă),
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain. Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen, velamentum
2. Synonym(s): caul (1)
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

veil

(vāl)
1. a covering structure.
2. a caul or piece of amniotic sac occasionally covering the face of a newborn child.

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

veil

1. a covering structure.
2. a caul or piece of amniotic sac occasionally covering the face of a newborn animal.

veil cell
fibroblast-like cells which surround small vessels in the dermis.
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It also suggested refusing asylum or citizenship to full-face veiled women, considering coercion to wear face-covering veils as a reason for asylum requests, issuing a parliamentary resolution denouncing Muslim full-face veils and creating a national school of Islamic studies ("France MP's report backs Muslim face veil bans" 2010, Davies 2010a, Bremner 2010).
It is easy, quick and simple," said Dina Ahmed, a veiled woman in her mid-thirties with a loose Spanish veil.
The debate that started after several veiled presenters complained of having been banned from appearing on state TV and which basically took place on the social networking website Facebook demonstrated the division of Moroccan activists over the issue.
2) I will not allow a veiled doctor to prescribe me any medicine.
But the simple questions of whether a woman may appear in public with her face veiled is surely a matter of personal choice.
Nowhere in the Koran does it say that women should be veiled.
Supporters of a ban say civil servants need a law to allow them to turn away fully veiled women who cannot be identified when they seek municipal services such as medical care, child support or public transport.
Societal perception of a veiled girl varies from one individual to another.
Kessler argues that the made-up face, veiled in rice powder and rouge, could achieve that ideal form: "[The] face could thus be reconstituted beneath layers of pulverized powder, fabrics, light, and shadow, produced as a kind of canvas, as a site for manufacturing the illusion of youthful beauty.
Composed of seven articles including "Ellipsis and Hyperbolism in Arab Rhetoric" and "The Quintessential Esoterism of Islam", Sufism Veil and Quintessence presents Schuon's crucial distinction between an "absolute" Islam and a "contingent" Islam, examining differences between the message of Islam itself and the pious Arab expressions of that message, which tend to be veiled beneath rhetorical style.
Schools could determine whether to accept veiled students or not.
Recently when I paid for petrol, a veiled lady was doing the same.